When I first heard about extruded polystyrene, I have to be honest and admit I had no idea what it was. I decided to do some research on it since my son needed help with a school project, and I am really grateful that I did. I learned that it is a foam that is used almost always in cars. While there can be other uses for it, almost everyone in the industry knows of it because it is used in vehicles as another level of safety. There are a number of reasons why this particular matter is used.
The main reason is because it is so strong. One would associate something strong with being heavy, but it is actually very lightweight. What happens is when the vehicle is involved in an accident, the foam absorbs a good bit of the energy, which results in the passengers in the vehicle sustaining fewer injuries, if any at all. (more…)